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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport – 2016 Geneva Motor Show LIVE

 
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The supercar can manage a cornering g-force of 1.05g.

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport has world premiered at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. With an optimum blend of characteristics from the Stingray and Z06 derivatives, the Grand Sport, in the company’s words, targets purists.

Leveraging the popular American supercar’s motorsports legacy of 50 years, the Grand Sport is engineered to after a race-car like driving experience on a track. Inspiration is drawn from the 2015 LeMans-winning Corvette C7.R GTE Pro race car, so you get lightweight architecture, a track-tuned aerodynamics package, a powerful naturally aspirated engine and special Michelin tyres.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Corvette Grand Sport packs 460 PS.

Available in both Coupe and Roaster guises, the supercar gets extreme body kits, exclusive black alloy wheels and a special spoiler. Interior is pretty much identical to that of the Corvette Stingray.

Power comes from the LT1 V8 engine with dry sump lubrication system. Mated to a 7-speed manual transmission with active rev match, the motor puts out 460 PS. The car can also be specified with a 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and specific performance calibration.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The driver focused interior gets carbon fibre trims.

The performance car’s salient mechanical features include Brembo brakes, standard magnetic ride control with specific stabilizer bars and springs, electronic limited slip differential, Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tyres. The Z07 pack adds carbon ceramic brakes and Pilot Cup 2 tyres.

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will go on sale in the US this summer and in Europe this fall. A collector’s edition would be introduced later in the year.

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